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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Embrace a classic! Home Town Blonde is an old world style pilsner, assertively hopped with four premium hop varieties. Tettninger, Saaz, Styrian Golding and Strisselspalt varieties all grace this German-style brew with the complex character you enjoy in a classic pilsner. Expect to pour an elegant blonde glass of beer, crowned with a rich head of foam that resonates with our chorus of hops. Although delicate in appearance, our Hometown Blonde has a backbone, but of course that’s no surprise in Wisconsin. Enjoy!

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3.7
Boutip (6526) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle courtesy from Monger: Poured a bright gold yellow color beer with a nice big pure white foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of floral malt with some dry crisp hops is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some floral malt with some light sweet notes and a medium dry crisp finish which is quite enjoyable. Body is full for the style with some good carbonation. Another very good beer from a great brewer from a style that produce too much crap IMO.

3.9
nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle. Pale yellow tan body, highly filtered and transparent. Steady thin white head. Classic Pils taste, respectably hopped..a touch flowery, peppery. Straightforward clean malt body. Very well balanced, with a dry finish. Classic noble hop flavors. Really quite well done.

3.6
kaser (6378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2015
Poured from 12oz bottle at home. Bright yellow and clear with a tony ring of white head. Has a grassy, straw, lemon aroma. Mild hops, lemon/fruits, flowers. Very good for a blonde - one of the better of this style I’ve had

3.5
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Pours yellow with a white head. Smells of dry malt, noble hops (spicy, sage, earth). Tastes initially sweet with a nicely balanced hoppiness on the finish.

4.3
JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 2, 2002
A very good german pilsner. Nice sharp hops with the malt to back it up. A seasonal which is brewed whenever the brewery has time. The hops this time are a little more asserative then their last effort a few years ago.

3.1
JK (6280) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2003
Golden with lots of bubbles but a small head. Aroma of hops. Smooth and dry with no bitterness. A full bodied pilsener

3.4
Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2007
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Bob McFarland Liquors in McFarland, WI. Pours a clear golden pale blonde brew with a thin and fast dissolving white head. Aroma of muti-grain breakfast cereal, grassy hops, with a touch of honey. Taste is very high carbonated, light bodied with flavors of light multi-grain and some light peppery spice. Finish is a moderate hop bitter aftertaste that quickly disappears.

4.1
superspak (5999) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 8/12/2014. Pours fairly clear bright golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, straw, grass, light pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly dry finish, but not overly dry. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is an excellent German pilsener style. All around great robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, crisp, and clean to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

2.8
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2007
The description on the bottle describes this as a German style Pilsener, but it gets the generic categorization on the site. All of which matters little, since this has nothing to do with the Pilsener style, drinkable though it be. In the glass it’s golden, nicely carbonated, and has a mediocre head. The aroma is bready malts with a drop of honey, but no sign of the requisite hoppy bitterness. There’s a mild grassy/floral bite to the flavor, but not enough to classify this as a Pils. Okay, I s’poze, but not what I’d expected.

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3.2
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Pale yellow, light head and lacing. Nose of skunky hops and salty malt. The flavor is malty, husky, some malts. Clean, balanced. Ok.


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